The History of Great Barr Hall – Peter Allen

In the debate about the future for the Hall we have seen some incorrect comments about it and the history. Who better to turn to than Peter Allen for the history aspect. Peter is not for or against the development but is passionate about the restoration of the Hall, I share this passion. The following…

Double Yellow Lines on Tyndale Crescent

It has been mentioned by a couple of people that they have heard that double yellow lines could be placed on Tyndale Crescent. The location is said to be on the area around Collingwood Drive as some people see it as a problem especially on the school run. I have been down there at that…

Statement from Lapworth Architects

As expected with the proposed development on Great Barr Hall we have already seen a healthy debate ensure from it. The latest contribution is from the architects – Lapworth. This is in the form of a reply to many of the points brought up by the Beacon Action Group and they call it a community…

Update on Great Barr Hall

We have had some time to read the planning application and rightly there are concerns and questions over it. The long established Beacon Action Group now have a web presence and you can read their views on the following links FACEBOOK WEBSITE TWITTER They are planning a public meeting and I will let you know…

Phone Mast Application failed

With thanks to the Express and Star Reporter Lisa O’Brien on Twitter (LINK) we have just found out the application for the new taller phone mast at the Nisa has failed. The details are as follows. This will have no impact on the current mast being removed. Lisa O’Brien ‏@lisaobrien_Star 9m Phone mast application has…

Budget Consultation – Sports teams to be hit

Pheasey has a large number of sports teams and many probably use Council fields to play on. As part of the budget plans for the Council it is proposed that the teams pay the full price of the rent. I asked Walsall Council about this and they replied We are writing to all teams,leagues etc…

997 Bus Issues – a contact point

I am well aware of the concern over the re-routing of the buses on Pheasey and that some residents have been affected by this. Well the 997 bus is also a cross border issue with the people in Oscott and local councillor Keith Linnecor who is a member of Centro has been given responsibility for…